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India - Through the eyes of a child

Added 12 Mar 2013
India - Through the eyes of a child

We're sure you have all read blogs from our staff and tour leaders, even reviews from other customers but this time we thought we would do it different, so we're showing you a tour through the eyes of a child:

My holiday to India – Lily Laverick (age 7)

'My mum and dad took my little sister Ruby and I on a holiday to India during our Easter school holiday and I wanted to tell you a little bit about it.

There were 9 kids in total, 8 girls and 1 boy – Isaac. Ruby was the youngest at 5 and Lucy was the oldest at 14. I’ve never been on holiday with other kids before and we were a little worried about if they would like us, but we were all best of friends by the first night and we all had so much fun. Everyday we had our food, we all sat at one end of the table and mum and dad sat with their friends at the other end of the table. We even ordered our own food and drink.

I didn’t know anything about India, other than asking Raj in my class who is from India, and all he told me was that it smells, and it does.  Animals ran around the streets. We saw pigs, cows, chickens and buffalo everyday. This was great and we took lots of photos. One day there were two elephants walking along the road. We stopped to take photos and one of the elephants did a big poo! And we all laughed.

Lilys-PicturesWhen we were on holiday we went to see the Taj Mahal (in Agra), the Tigers (in Rathambore National Park), had a ride on an elephant (at the Amber Palace in Jaipur), stayed in a local village (Pachewar), and walked up a hill to see a temple (in Pushkar). At every hotel there was a swimming pool and we played in the pool everyday.

The best bits of my trip were hearing mummy laughing very loudly when she was on an elephant, being the first to get to the temple at the top of the hill, and seeing the local village. The kids here had very few clothes and no toys – so we left them some of ours.

Mummy was really worried that Ruby and I would not be able to eat any food whilst in India. We don’t eat curry at home – so she took loads of biscuits for us. But we did not need them. The food was great and it was just like being at home – apart from the spicy beans.

The only part of the holiday I didn’t enjoy were the toilets on the train… but I would like to go back to India again and we are meeting up with our friends from holiday next week.

Lily and her family went on the India Family Adventure Tour.